What does high-quality addiction treatment look like?
High quality addiction treatment facilities should include ALL of these Shatterproof National Principles of Care©:
Fast Access to Treatment
You should be able to get treatment as soon as you’re ready.
Personalized Evaluation and Treatment Plan
Treatment should consider your unique needs. One-size treatment does not fit all.
Access to Medications for Opioid or Alcohol Use Disorders
Treatment providers should work with you to find out if a medication, which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), may be the best choice for treating your substance use disorder.
Effective Behavioral Therapies for Addiction
Certain behavioral health therapies—such as cognitive behavioral therapy and family behavior therapy—are proven to help manage and treat addiction effectively.
Long-term Treatment and Follow-up
Addiction treatment should include long-term management and follow-up, not just one-time treatment.
Coordinated Care for Mental and Physical Health
Your treatment plan should include treatment for other illnesses you may have, such as mental health (like depression or anxiety) and physical health conditions (like diabetes or hepatitis).
Additional Services to Support Recovery
Treatment is more successful when other circumstances also are addressed, such as housing, employment, and personal relationships.
How ATLAS Works
One of the biggest challenges for patients with addiction is finding the right type and level of care. ATLAS is an ambitious endeavor to meet this need. ASAM is proud to have partnered with Shatterproof on the development of the Addiction Treatment Needs Assessment which will help patients and families identify the type and intensity of needed care before they search ATLAS to identify quality treatment settings. ASAM is also excited that ATLAS will incorporate information about the ASAM Level of Care Certification program in the future, allowing patients to search for programs that have been certified for their capacity to deliver specific ASAM level(s) of care.Paul Earley, MD, DFASAM President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine
Recovery shouldn't be left to luck. With ATLAS, patients will have access to treatment options they need when they come asking for help.David Schley Research Associate at RTI International
Treatment centers are medical facilities, and lives are at stake. I cannot think of a more necessary resource than a thorough, transparent, compassionate, and comprehensive guide like ATLAS.John Purcell Massachusetts Resident
There is no overnight solution to this public health crisis. However, establishing a system that measures the use of best practices, supports addiction treatment providers in adopting best practices, and ensures the public has the information necessary to help them identify quality treatment programs is a landmark step in the right direction.Mark Games President & CEO of Northwood Health Systems
ATLAS is an essential step towards lifting the veil of ignorance that surrounds addiction.Margaret Hanson New York Resident